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LeBron lights up San Diego arena in Lakers debut

LeBron lights up San Diego arena in Lakers debut

In the San Diego arena where Queen played in the 1970s, the rest of the royalty finally arrived β€” more than four decades later.

LeBron James, King James to millions, jogged into Valley View Casino Center on Sunday as camera lights flashed a Midway District welcome.

James stepped onto a basketball court as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in a preseason game against Denver. Nothing, however, felt preseason about it.

The crowd, building to its sellout size of 13,500, roared as the seventh leading scorer in NBA history, he of nearly 42 million Twitter followers, transformed a meaningless game into something historic.

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